I dove into the Fat Quarterly Retreat name tag swap without 30 seconds of thought. Of course I wanted to take part! What's more is I was assigned a super duper partner.
I did a little flickr searching for inspiration. There were several there that I really liked, but I wanted something original for my partner. So then I ignored my inspirational mosaic for a while. Didn't want to copy anything already out there.
But then terror set in.
There are no shipping deadlines except for "the end of this month" and I started seeing blog posts of tags arriving. Must. Get. Stitching!
I embroidered the front and back, then stitched them together into a little 3.5 x 3.5 (ish) tag with a ribbon lanyard. Maybe that's not sturdy enough and I'll make something a little more robust for my buddy before the retreat....not sure there.
I wish I could show you the back, but that would be a dead give away to my partner so I'll have to wait for the great unveiling after it arrives in its new home. Fingers crossed she likes it!
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